Stillness

Stillness


May 12. 2016 | by Kjirsten Sigmund | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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  I find that people are beginning to understand the importance of creating deeper levels of stillness within their being however, I also notice it is often fleeting.  If we truly want to achieve greater levels of happiness and peace within our lives, stillness needs to be embraced as an absolute necessity and made a priority.   For me, stillness becomes the gentle space where life slows down.  It is a quiet peacefulness and a sweet awareness of all that is going on around me.  In looking at stillness as a collective consciousness experience it is often neglected for the busyness of existing.  We are not supposed to miss this life.  We are not supposed to miss this moment.  Stillness is about noticing with pristine presence your journey on every level, from the beautiful little birds joyfully dancing in the wind, to the falling of the leaves from the trees as the seasons go by.  It is fully engaging with the feeling and sensation that comes with each breath and each heartbeat.  Stillness gives us our life back and it...

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Conscious Leadership

Conscious Leadership


March 31. 2016 | by Kjirsten Sigmund | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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How many times in your life have you had a moment where someone did or said something so simple, so small, and yet you feel that it profoundly made your life better?  For many of us, it can be uncomfortable to think of ourselves as powerful enough to have influence over someone else or we may doubt our ability asking “How can one little act of service, performed with intention and mindfulness, really change someone's life?”  Sometimes it can feel overwhelming that who we are and how we choose to be in the world can matter that much to other people.  I believe that as long as we make leadership something larger than us, as long as we choose to keep leadership something that is outside of our reach, and as long as we make it about changing the entire world and everything in it, we, unfortunately, give ourselves an excuse and permission not to demand it every day from ourselves and from each other, because it feels too big. What if we play with this concept and look at...

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What To Think During Meditation – Do We Need To Master Our Mental Chatter?


March 10. 2016 | by Brook Still | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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Mental chatter in meditation is something most people feel they have to stop, however, there is an easy way to master this with remarkable results.  Let’s look at this from a different point of view.  Many often wonder what to think during meditation to stop the chatter.  It's not about stopping the mental chatter, it’s about moving outside of your thoughts going through their motions.  It’s like noticing what your brain is thinking and not being personally involved in it.  The quality of your thoughts are important for inner happiness, but to think you cannot meditate with any thoughts is a set up for failure.  It’s like saying you can’t meditate unless it is completely quiet around you.  Yet can you not hear yourself breathing or the pulsation of your blood being pumped through your ears?  If this were the case, only the deaf could meditate.  Your brain is a gift, it's doing its job coming up with new wonderful ways of playing and experiencing life.  Where it can cause a disturbance in your meditation is when you are not...

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Meeting the World with Empowered Innocence


February 25. 2016 | by Brook Still | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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As adults, how we introduce ourselves is more about what we do in the world and less about who we truly are. As kids, it was your name and then a myriad of questions to find connection: “What’s your favorite game? Do you like to ride bikes? My favorite color is a rainbow, what’s yours?” These questions were based more on what you liked and what you liked to do, so that we could do it together. Through this onslaught of fast paced excited questioning, it often lead to super-charged joyous connection blowing the mere happy by yourself right out of the water. As for me, the squeals of delight and sound of group laughter were the highlight of my days as a kid. Now, as an adult, it’s the blissful connection to my Soul that excites me, followed by the squeals of delight and sounds of group laughter. This way of being offers me the balance of being a fully empowered adult with a childlike heart of innocence. For me it is the amazing gift of being powerful, playful,...

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You Are What You Eat – Part Two


February 18. 2016 | by Devi Archer | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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The first segment of this article explored multiple aspects of the old adage “You are what you eat.”  I learned a lot about myself, my eating habits and improving my daily self-care, and I hope you did too! So, what is the next piece?  Understanding that we are not just what we eat, we are also what we integrate.  Take a moment to consider what is being “consumed” daily from our environment, whether it is on a conscious, subconscious, or unconscious level.  From the first morning yawn and the moment our bodies begin to awaken, we are fed a continuous stream of visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile stimuli.  All of these sensations have an impact on our internal environment and to some degree affect our thoughts and emotions.  Ask yourself the following self-assessment questions: Do I feel at peace and joyous with my surroundings, or do I feel overwhelmed, stagnant, or disorganized?  If your response is one of the latter, invest some time to clear out clutter and reorganize your home or work space.  As you are clearing, set an...

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How Can Two Minutes of Focus Change Your Life?

How Can Two Minutes of Focus Change Your Life?


February 4. 2016 | by Kjirsten Sigmund | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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Time is the most valuable resource that we all have on this planet.  There are those who never seem to have enough of it, many who don't make the most of it, and yet each day we all have the same amount of it. So why is time so significant?  Well, it's very clear, because once it's used, it's the one commodity that we can never get back. So, when a close friend of mine looked me straight in the eyes and said “Two minutes Kjirsten”, I paused and took a moment to think about what she said before she followed up with this confident and bold statement, “I have convinced myself that I can do ANYTHING for two minutes.”  Later that day I was in the gym happily spinning my legs off, grateful that I have legs to spin in the first place, when I caught myself repeating the same mantra without realizing it, “come on Kjirst, just two more minutes, you've got this.”  I usually finish the gym with sitting in an extra hot steam room and today,...

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Free Healers Meditation for Overflowing Energy

Listen to Brook’s teachings on why we sometimes feel depleted when working or interacting with others and a powerful meditation to make sure you always have more than enough energy to be of the best service possible!

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